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  1. Cutting ramps into Plywood

    General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi All: Envision a piece of plywood, say 3/8” in thickness. Now, envision that a tiny box is cut out of one side of the plywood, some distance from its edges, say 1/8” deep, by 1/2” wide. Envision that the piece of plywood is, say, 3/8” in thickness. Now envision that this tiny box is cut...
  2. Confused by Porter-Cable 895PK Fixed/Plunge Router Set Design

    Power Tools & Machinery
    Background: For years, all I had was an early 1980s Black and Decker router. It is big, heavy, underpowered, and takes only 1/4 inch router bits. Last year I added a Makita compact router set. At the same time, I also bought a Porter-Cable 895PK mid-size fixed/plunge router set, which comes in a...
  3. Router cabinet plans for

    New Member Introductions
    Last year I received a Triton Router module for my birthday. To my dismay the Triton Workcentre it fits into is no longer available in the US. I have emailed Triton (UK & USA) no answer, Rockler, Home Depot and a couple of others- no answer. (did get some adds for sale items):sad2: This module...
  4. box finger joint jig - adjustable quick and easy

    General Woodworking Discussion
    Build project box joint jig that is adjustable and easy to build. It really makes quick work of beautiful joinery and is idiot proof to make. I really can’t wait to see what you create! Make precise, tight-fitting box joints with your router this is really help me for working and I am very...
  5. Router Table Lift Mechanism System

    General Woodworking Discussion
    How to make a router lift mechanism with your plunge router. I place router beside my table saw, i think that very pratice. i give extra aluminum on top table this is give more flat surface and durable.I build system router lift with simple tools and bycycle cable brake.It works fine and very...
  6. New Workshop Tools

    General Woodworking Discussion
    So I am brand new and want to setup a workshop in my garage. I am cleaning everything out of my 2.5 car garage that I haven’t used since I moved in and have a ton of space to fill, but I need recommendations on what tools to fill it with. My budget is 1-2K, but I can go up to 3-4. I have a...
  7. Another newbie looking for some advice and information (TS2424 table saw and routers)

    Power Tools & Machinery
    Hello everyone! I've been reading this forum for a couple of years now, but hadn't signed up. Recently, though, the bug finally bit me and I decided to go off the deep end into woodworking (my wife says I do that too often with hobbies). I've done quite a bit of home remodeling and have done...
  8. Fouad - Automotive Engineer / Game Developer / Wood Lover

    New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone ! How can I introduce myself ? I guess the title speaks for itself ^^. I'm Fouad, a former Automotive Engineer, currently Game Developer & Wood Lover. (even I still don't own my own workshop :( ) But I really hope to have one one day. I got my Automotive Engineering diploma in...
  9. Router Bit Packaging Review

    Tool Reviews
    My latest router bit purchase has motivated me to write this. It is not about the quality or merits of the router bits themselves, but rather a review of the packages that they are sold in. I purchased a simple, 3/8" carbide straight bit and I found that the package it was sold in was not only...
  10. For Sale: Plano 49" Vertical Clamps / Router Lift

    Classifieds
    Hello, I am looking to sell my 49” Plano vertical clamps (3 clamps / 1 rail) and also a Bench Dog Router Lift. You can type the Plano into Amazon and they will come up. The Bench Dog lift was their Pro Lift 40-016 that the do not make anymore. If you type it into Google a FWW article will come...
  11. Routing one side of a desktop without rounding the corner

    Tips, Tricks, & Homemade Jigs
    I've had trouble Googling for tips on this. I'm trying to route an edge on a desktop - I'm wanting a 1/8" or 3/16" round over around all of the edges, except the edge you'd rest your wrists on - I ordered a "toenail" profile bit for that. I think the thing to do is route the round over first...
  12. Which router would you recommend?

    Power Tools & Machinery
    Bosch 1617EVSPK 12 Amp 2-1/4 Combination Horsepower Plunge and Fixed Base Variable Speed Router Kit with 1/4-Inch and 1/2-Inch Collets OR DEWALT DWP611PK 1.25 HP Max Torque Variable Speed Compact Router Combo Kit with LED's It's going to be my first router. Honestly for my first project I'll...
  13. Custom Jig Feedback / Suggestions

    Tips, Tricks, & Homemade Jigs
    There's a project I've wanted to do for a long time. That is to make a wooden chain out of one piece of wood, without splitting the links (and then re-gluing). I got most of it figured out, but not sure on the last part. I'll try to give as much detail as I can. In the picture below (shown with...
  14. Router for Porter Cable Dovetail Jig

    Power Tools & Machinery
    I have a Porter Cable 690LR router that I'm using with the Porter Cable Dovetail jig. I will be making a whole bunch of through-dovetail joints and would love to use a second router for cutting the pins so I don't have to keep changing bits. I have an old Craftsman router, but it has a 1/4...
  15. How to use a collet chuck adapter

    Power Tools & Machinery
    I recently purchased a Bosch 1617 router for use in my CNC Shark II but the chuck is too big for my 1/8" bits so I bought a collet chuck adapter to get it to fit. In theory it works but trying to replace a bit is somewhere between a real chore and almost impossible. It's just too tight and I...
  16. Please advise a newbie about rail and stile router bits

    Joinery
    Please help a newbie by recommending the correct router bit shape. Here's some background about the project. Mom has several doors in her house that rotted. It seems that whoever assembled the doors did not paint the edges of the door slabs, and the doors did not hold up to the weather on the...
  17. Building kitchen cabinet doors

    Trim Carpentry & Built-Ins
    Hi All, I'm new here. Just building some extra cabinets for my kitchen. I need help on copying the existing routing profile on the cabinet door edges. I have a router table but just not sure which combination of bits (or bit) I would need to get this profile. The doors are just simple inset...
  18. Need advice on board flattening

    Tips, Tricks, & Homemade Jigs
    I build table and wine racks that the legs on average, are around 12"x3" crossection but are curved and tapered and join the tabletop at an angle. Joining isn't the problem as much as reproducing a consistently horizontal cutoff. I have built a sled that can be adjusted to a majority of heights...
  19. Making a lathe steady prototype - need routing ideas

    Design & Plans
    Hi all, I'm working on a lathe steady for my coronet herald. I read a thread about making one here last week and thought I'd give it a try. It's going well so far. Rollerblade wheels are on the way. Question I have is how do I route the grooves for the side slots? I'm working at a 30º offset...
  20. How to solve Woodworking Problems and build a Router Circle Jig

    Tips, Tricks, & Homemade Jigs
    I decided that what I really wanted to talk about was how I go about solving problems. During the process, we also make a fairly simple circle router jig using the router that it is going to fit on. It's a nice feeling being able to speak out loud and voice my ideas. I think about a lot...
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